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PUCSL to fine-tune externality cost of thermal power generation

The Public Utilities Commission of Sri Lanka (PUCSL), the electricity sector regulator, is all set to establish the externality cost – i.e. social and environmental cost, that Sri Lanka incurred due to power generation from thermal power plants which discovered through, the study named “Estimation of External Cost of Thermal Power Generation in Sri Lanka" and calls stakeholder comments and proposals on the discovered figures.

The study has recommended external cost of four types of thermal power plants in Sri Lanka namely; Lak Vijaya Power Plant (LVPP) in Norochcholai, Yagadhanavi Power Plant in Kerawalapitiya, Kelanitissa Power Station in Peliyagoda, Sapugaskanda Power Plant in Sapugaskanda, based on the prevailing generation technologies and the type of fuel used.

Accordingly, following externality costs were obtained by this study based on the year 2017.